Benzalkonium Chloride. EMPIGEN BAC 50 by Huntsman acts as a cationic surfactant, anti-bacterial and softening agent. It is used in cosmetic care applications.
EMPIGEN BKC 50 is an aqueous solution of benzalkonium chloride at ca. 50% in water. It is a cationic surfactant and can be used as an excipient in drug formulations, as a softening agent in textiles or laundry, a dye levelling agent or as an antistatic agent.
EMPIGEN BAC 50 M is a quaternary ammonium based biocide with an optimised alkyl chain length distribution, which can be used for the preparation of disinfectants, cleansers and timber preservation
formulations, and for the production of fungicidal/algicidal washes and other similar applications.
EMPIGEN BAC 50 M is suitable for the formulation of disinfectants, cleansers and sterilants and as a
fungicidal/algicidal wash base for the maintenance or pre-decoration treatment of masonry, brick, timber,
plaster, paintwork, etc. It can be used as an algicide/slimicide in swimming pools, industrial water reservoirs
and cooling towers and for the preparation of wood preserving formulations intended for primary treatment
and secondary preservation (EU/AWPA classes 2, 3 and 4, by dip or vacuum application as well as by spray
application in closed tunnels).
The use concentration will depend on the particular application and the required degree of antimicrobial
activity. More precise information regarding the concentration required for specific applications, such as
timber preservation, can be advised or determined by the local ATAMAN Microbiological Technical Centre.
EMPIGEN® BAC 50 M is a strongly cationic product and therefore incompatible with formulations containing anionic compounds.
It may, however, be used with other cationic or non-ionic compounds.
Users are therefore strongly advised to carry out compatibility tests or seek further advice from ATAMAN prior to initial application.
Avoid oxidising agents and anionic compounds.
Prior to use EMPIGEN BAC 50 M should not be diluted or mixed with other chemicals, in order to avoid any negative influences on the active ingredient(s).
Our EMPIGEN® BAC is an aqueous solution of benzalkonium chloride (BAC) a cationic surfactant used as wood preservative.
The BAC has been notified for the product types PT 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11 and 12 according to the European Biocidal Products Regulation (528/2012/EC) and subsequent amendments.
Our range includes:
EMPIGEN® BAC 50
EMPIGEN® BAC 80
Benzalkonium chloride is a member of the quaternary ammonium class of biocides, recognised for its dual biocidal and detergency properties. Its biocidal efficacy depends on its capacity to act as a cationic surfactant in binding to and disrupting cellular and intracellular membranes, and associated biochemical processes. Functions such as cell adhesion, cell signaling, selective permeability to ions and nutritional organic molecules ensure cellular survival through its ability to interact with and respond effectively to environmental stimuli. Disruption of these processes ensures a high level of activity against bacteria, algae, fungi and enveloped viruses at exceptionally low concentrations. BC50 passes stringent BS EN 1276 microbicidal testing (high organic contamination, hard water conditions) at a dilution of 1:1250, giving a 5-log kill (1:100,000 bacterial survival) against a range of the most problematic organisms.
CHARACTERISTICS OF BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE DISINFECTANTS:
Benzalkonium chloride is widely used in the formulation of disinfectants and cleaner-sanitisers for the hospital, livestock, food & dairy and personal hygiene sectors.
Offers rapid, safe, powerful antimicrobial activity at low ppm
Strong detergency ensures ease of removal of organic soil which harbours microbes
Ease of formulation for biocidal activity under high organic contamination conditions
Compatible with non-ionic, amphoteric and cationic surface-active agents
Displays synergistic activity with other classes of biocide & excipients
Retains activity in highly acid to highly alkaline formulations
High molecular stability with retention of activity at extremes of temperature
Lends itself well to formulation optimisation for hard water conditions
Retains biocidal activity in aqueous and organic solvents
Benzalkonium chloride disinfectants are non-toxic, non-tainting & odour-free at typical use dilutions
Quaternary ammonium compounds display a high level of biodegradability when tested in accordance with OECD test protocol 301C.
It is not known to accumulate in the natural environment under normal use conditions. Like all detergents, ADBAC is highly toxic to marine organisms under laboratory conditions, but does not bio-accumulate in organisms. In the natural environment it is readily deactivated by clays and humic substances which neutralises its aquatic toxicity and prevent its migration across environmental compartments.
Synonyms: Alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride, ADBAC, BC50, BAC 50, BKC 50, BC80, BAC 80, BKC 80
EMPIGEN BAC 50
Aqueous solution of benzalkonium chloride (50% a.v.). Benzalkonium chloride is a cationic surfactant with biocidal properties. It is usually used as the main component of various disinfectants and hygienic cleaning agents in combination with non-surfactants. As a biocide, it is especially effective against bacteria and some viruses, fungi and protozoa. It is used as an algicide in the treatment of swimming pools, it is also effective for cleaning surfaces covered with moss, lichen. The biocidal properties of the product are used for wood processing. Benzalkonium chloride is used in the textile industry as an antistatic agent and as a leveler in fabric dyeing. Drilling fluid component. In chemical synthesis it is used as a phase transfer catalyst. In cosmetics and pharmaceuticals it is used as a preservative,
Group: Biocide / Cationic surfactant
INCI / Chemical name: Benzalkonium Chloride
End product: Disinfectants / Conditioners for linen / Polishes / Autocosmetics / Wet disinfectant wipes / Wet household wipes / Pool products / Shampoos / Hair conditioners
CAS: 68424-85-1 / 63449-41-2 / 68391-01-5 / 85409-22-9
Packages: 1 barrel-210 kg.
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C12-14 Alkylbenzyldimethylammonium chloride
C12-14 Alkylbenzyldimethylammonium chloride
Manufactured by Huntsman Corporation
CAS number 68424-85-1
Cationic surfactant. Bactericide.
One of the most commonly used biocides among HR. It has excellent antimicrobial properties, it can act as a bactericide (an antibiotic that kills bacteria, but physically continues to be present in the environment), fungicide (destruction of fungal plant diseases) and algicide (a substance that destroys algae). Weakly affects viruses. The bactericidal activity of the drug is better manifested in an alkaline environment and in the presence of complexing agents. Effectively used in medicine: for disinfection of medical devices, surgical and dental instruments, any surfaces in rooms, hard furniture, external surfaces, etc. Fully retains its properties after freezing and subsequent thawing, therefore, is not afraid of low negative temperatures during transportation storage. Foaming hydrotrope. It is produced in the form of 50 and 80% solutions in water, alcohol and ethylene glycol.